Where did the year go?! Oh yeah…
2013: THE MISSES (click on picture to link to original post).
1. Amy Butler Lotus
2. Sonny Boy’s Present
I made this cushion as a present for a friend of my daughter’s. He’s 9 and I figured at his age, he’s thoroughly sick of being bestowed with a mountain of plastic clutter every birthday. Well, I misjudged. His comment on receiving this personalised, handcrafted bit of uniquity? I quote:
‘That’s not even a present!‘
3. Lipstick Bleed Skeletons
After watching the Great British Sewing Bee, I quickly and manically used some remnants to made my daughter this skirt. At the first wash, the skellies’ mouths bled so badly, their faces are now pink!
4. Surely a hundred sewing bloggers cannot be wrong
I get the impression that every blogger has sewn the Vogue 1247 skirt thrice. Much as I loved the soft pinstripe fabric and the finish of this skirt, it’s too exacting a fit around the waist. I made it a year ago yet by mid April, when it had finally thawed and carbo-loading was no longer a strategy for daily survival, it was too big and the waistband now stands up bulkily.
5. Turtle Neck
I put on this wrinkled-collar Renfrew whenever I want a reminder of what my neck will increasingly look like as I age. I cannot believe I took the trouble to sew something this boring. Why didn’t I at least make it in black-boring so it would at least be sexy in a jewel-thief-cliché sort of way?!
My aim for 2014 is to sew stunning!
6. So Bad I Didn’t Even Blog It
Thanks to Jane for inventing a whole new category! The biggest skeleton of this year secret cupboard was undoubtedly my failed pair of Colette Pattern’s Clover. The toile was so revoltingly unsuited to me that I vowed to never wear, nay, not even try on trousers again!